Mrs. Duke was born Oct. 5, 1929 to Willie and Gussie Wilkerson in Thomasville. She worked at Thomasville Adult Adjustment Center. Mrs. Duke was a member of the Coffeeville Baptist Church. She dearly loved flowers. Survivors include her sons, William A. (Judy) Duke, Grove Hill, Terry A. (Reita) Duke, Sweet Water, David L. (Theresa) Duke, Grove Hill; sister, Narvelee “Doll” Williams, Sandflat; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.